Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Friction-welded AISI 304 with AISI 430 Dissimilar Steels

Anitha P, Manik ChandraMajumder, Saravanan V, Rajakumar S


In this paper, standard SS304 austenitic stainless steel and SS430 ferritic steel cylindrical rods were fabricated by friction welding process by varying the frictional pressure and forge pressure in order to understand the effect of process parameter. The tensile strength and Vickers micro hardness tests were conducted for each fabricated joint to evaluate the mechanical properties of the welded specimen. It was found that sample S5 with friction pressure of 90 MPa and forging Pressure of 120 MPa has the high tensile strength value of 637 MPa and 372HV at the interface region. A detailed microstructural analysis was performed at the interface to reveal interconnecting of dissimilar metals.


Friction welding; Rotational speed; Microstructure; Tensile strength; Hardness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/mpc.v1i3.582


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